Football – Riddiford Shield tournament (Year 5/6)

On 18th January a squad of 7 year 5/6 boys attended the Riddiford Shield Small Schools Football Tournament, with 12 other schools, at Inside Football.

We were put into a group of 4 teams, along with Uplands, Birdlip and Randwick schools. In the first game we narrowly lost 2-1 to Uplands and this proved to be our only setback of the day.

We followed this game with victory over both Randwick and Birdlip, to leave us with a record of:

Played 3 Won 2 Lost 1

This meant that we finished 2nd in our group and we entered into the Challenge Competition against other 2nd placed teams.

Our first game in the Challenge Competition was a semi-final v Amberley school, in which we ruthlessly beat them 8-0 to make the final.

The final was a cagey affair to begin with, but once we took the lead we didn’t look back and we went on to win the game 4-0 and win the Challenge tournament!!

The whole squad did superbly and every player played a huge part in what was a very successful tournament for us!

Eastcombe Squad:

Ben Hayes-Holgate

Archie Webber

Sam Gandy

Alfie Miller

Finn Nederlof

Alastair McCallum

Alfie Aldridge